These Zesty Cookies are the Perfect Dessert for Summer Parties

 - Jul 22, 2015
References: bakersroyale & bhg
These zesty citrus cookies from the 'Better Homes and Gardens' blog are the perfect dish for any summer picnic or BBQ. With bright colors and equally bright flavors, these cookies will have you reaching for more.

To make the cookie dough itself, combine butter, powdered sugar and lemon extract in a large mixing bowl. Add flour and cornstarch to the mixture and beat until combined. Divide the dough into three parts and add a few drops of food coloring to each portion. Shape the dough into balls and then bake until the edges of the cookies are lightly browned. For an extra hint of citrus, cover the cookies in a glaze made from powdered sugar, butter, milk and lemon extract.

The end result is a batch of colorful citrus cookies that pack a mouthful of zesty summer flavors.